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A screen used to remove solid particles from the condensate prior to its being pumped back to the boiler.

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CUTTING WEAR

Comes about when hard surface asperities or hard particles that have embedded themselves into a soft surface and plough grooves into the opposing harder surface, e.g., a journal.

ISO SOLID CONTAMINANT CODE (ISO 4406)

A code assigned on the basis of the number of particles per unit volume greater than 5 and 15 micrometers in size. Range numbers identify each increment in the particle population throughout the spectrum of levels.

ADSORPTIVE FILTRATION

The attraction to, and retention of particles in, a filter medium by electrostatic forces, or by molecular attraction between the particles and the medium.

AGGLOMERATE

The clustering together of a few or many particles into a larger solid mass.

AGGLOMERATE

The clustering together of a few or many particles into a larger solid mass.

ADHESION

The property of a lubricant that causes it to cling or adhere to a solid surface.

ADSORPTION

Adhesion of the molecules of gases, liquids, or dissolved substances to a solid surface, resulting in relatively high concentration of the molecules at the place of contact; e.g. the plating out of an anti-wear additive on metal surfaces.

FATIGUE PLATELETS

Normal particles between 20 and 40 microns found in gear box and rolling element bearing oil samples observed by analytical ferrography. A sudden increase in the size and quantity of these particles indicates excessive wear.

FILTRATION (BETA) RATIO

The ratio of the number of particles greater than a given size in the influent fluid to the number of particles greater than the same size in the effluent fluid.

FATIGUE CHUNKS

Thick three-dimensional particles exceeding 50 microns indicating severe wear of gear teeth.
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